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Posted on: Sun, 08/18/2013 - 4:39pm
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"a child with a severe peanut allergy should not be in a home, daycare or otherwise, that is not peanut-free." Really so what planet would you have them sent to? This world is not peanut free. Based on you input then you must have quit teaching to stay at home with your child? A peanut allergy is not a prison sentence.

Posted on: Sun, 08/18/2013 - 8:59pm
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Joined: 08/16/2012 - 11:20

Yes, that is my opinion. An 18 month-old child should not live in a home or attend a daycare in a home that is not peanut-free.
I was blessed to have my mother start caring for my son in my home when I pulled him from the "peanut-free" daycare he was attending at 14 months old.
You're very angry, mom1995.

Posted on: Sun, 08/18/2013 - 9:48pm
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Joined: 08/10/2013 - 07:03

You're welcome. His latest R.A.S.T. test showed that his allergy is a 44 out of 100 (up from 18 two years ago) or 4 out of 6, depending on scale you use. He definitely also has a contact allergy to nuts/legumes. He is SEVERELY allergic to dander and has life-threatening asthma. Fortunately, his asthma is under control and he is very responsible about his allergy. However, he is just a small child, so he could easily make a mistake. I actually worry more about when he becomes a teen and is out of my sight. I am praying for a medication that will prevent the reaction by then. Scientists are learning more and more about what is going on in the bodies of those with allergies.

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 2:41am
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Joined: 10/02/2012 - 18:16

I thought this forum was for information and support? We all parent our peanut allergic kids differently. How about we try to be respectful of the way others deal with their kid's allergies?

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:03am
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Joined: 03/13/2013 - 20:19

Thank you! Did you epi pen for it?

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 12:27pm
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Joined: 10/02/2012 - 18:16

No, but I know more now, and I probably would if it happened again. I definitely would if he had a rash or any other symptoms along with it. Our new allergist said if two body systems are affected, give the epi.

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2013 - 2:33pm
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Joined: 12/03/2012 - 14:51

I say go with your gut. I am convinced that no one does it better than mom (that's you). Be prepared as things will be harder financially but you can cut costs creatively! Good luck!

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